Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Home One Month!



It's hard to believe that we have already been home for a month now!
Myliah is doing so much better than we could have asked for! Her attachment and bonding has been incredible! She definately knows strangers from her Mommy and Daddy! She is still not sleeping through the night every night but we are working on it and I'm sure it will come soon. She is taking 5-6 ounces of formula every four hours and is eating cereal in the mornings, and sometimes baby food at night for dinner if we can get her too. She loves mashed potatoes and breads! She is saying several words now like Hi,Bye-Bye,Yay,Hey,Dada,Mama(when she is sleepy),Nite-Nite so she is coming along quite nicely with her English! We have had a couple of people ask us if she will speak her native language or English!! Yes, that's a hard one to respond to but we just say English and go on!! LOL!
She is crawling all over the place and is getting into everything. Pulling up on anything that looks sturdy enough and learning that not everything can handle her weight! Speaking of weight, she has a weight check tomorrow to make sure that she is gaining adequately. She was diagnosed with Reflux and being lactose intolerant after coming home and she spits up ALOT so we are praying for good news on the weight check! She will do anything for a laugh and has so many silly faces!!
We are busy working on our one month update for our agency and starting on her re-adoption paperwork. It is not required for Florida but in the long run, it will be better for her. We will file our own paperwork to the courts and go before the judge to make it official.
As you can imagine, we are so happy and blessed to have this sweetie in our family and we can't get enough of her!! She brings so much happiness to our family! I think she gets tired of all the kisses sometimes but that's ok, they won't be stopping! She will just have to get used to it!!
As far as personality goes.........I think the pictures sum her up pretty well!!!

Thanks to Page Phelps for the beautiful pics!!

14 comments:

Karen M said...

Myliah is DARLING! How awesome that she's adjusting so well to y'all (and you to her). I love the updates and pictures.

the Steiger's said...

She is so cute. Sounds like you are all doing well.
lenka

Caleb and Becca's Ethiopia Adoption said...

she is sooo sweet! on the lactose intolerance, you might check into farms/organic dairies that carry raw milk...it's amazing, we just found one and it's awesome. so happy to hear how well she is doing!!!!!! the time is flying by :-)

Team Dragovich said...

Mel, Myliah is BEAUTIFUL, for sure and your family all together is beautiful, too!!! I LOVE reading your informative and encouraging notes on YG. I have to keep up with those of you who are home to help me keep my sights on the victory in this journey and not get bogged down in the process--even to enjoy it somewhat (did I just say that?) :)

Thanks for your faithfulness!
Hugs,
Shari from YG
paperchasing

Jori said...

Oh Mel ... She is ADORABLE! What a blessing to see and an encouragement for the wait! So happy to hear she is adjusting well and everyone is to her (I would exspect nothing less of a 17 year old!:)) Great family photo as well, you are an insperation!
Blessings, Jori
WFR 02/19 either x2

Carpenters said...

What a little cutie! Time goes by so quickly with them home, doesn't it? I'm so happy for you all.

With love,
Penelope

E said...

Gorgeous!


So glad to hear you're doing so well at home!

Love,
E

Annie said...

such a cutie! Love her smile.

Ann said...

She is just so beautiful!!!

alisafmartin@yahoo.com said...

Your family is so inspiring!! Thanks for keeping up with your blog -- good for my soul as WFR!!
Alisa, YG

Caleb and Becca's Ethiopia Adoption said...

mel - praying for you, your daughter and family...love to you all!

shawn and tisha said...

Awww, she is so cute! I'm glad things are going well and I'm also really glad to hear that Myliah is gaining weight! Congratulations on being one month home! :)
Tisha

Dean Lusk said...

All the comments look like they're from females (and maybe a spouse thrown in), but allow me to be the first guy to say "cute," "adorable," and "beautiful!" Congratulations!

May God continue to bless your family!

Danielle said...

I haven't visited you in forever and wanted to pop in. Myliah was so sweet in these pictures...and it was two months ago! I think it's definitely time for some new ones :)

Blessings,
Danielle

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